COL 2014, Biology
My current research is aimed at the molecular and cellular characterization of cancer stem cells during both primary and recurrent breast tumor growth. I have conducted both phenotypic and functional studies, and have also done research on inhibition of stem cell pathways to block tumor growth in mice. I am currently characterizing metabolic pathways in these cells, with the aim of using genome editing technology to block metabolism. I have previously conducted research on DNA double strand break repair by the BRCA1/BRCA2 tumor suppressor network, focusing on the role of chromatin in genetic lesion repair. My research has afforded me the opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of molecular biological, genetic, and biochemical techniques, including mouse work. I’d be happy to discuss any questions you might have about biomedical research or research based classes at Penn.
- University Scholars Program
- Department of Biology Student Advisory Board